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We are delight to welcome English glam rock heroes The Darkness to Whelan’s on March 8th. The guitar gods will be road testing new material (and a new drummer) in front of an intimate crowd, so get your tickets early. Tickets are €22.50 from and are on sale Thur 15th Jan at 9am.


Legendary glam rockers The Darkness exploded into the public consciousness for both their unique brand of glammed-up rock and outrageous stage costumes when their debut album ‘Permission To Land’ shot to number one, spawning new rock anthems including ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’, ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ and ‘Growing On Me’.

The Suffolk rockers reformed in 2011 after a five-year break,  with members of the original line-up Justin Hawkins (vocals/guitars), Dan Hawkins (guitars/backing vocals), Frankie Poullain (bass) and Emily Dolan Davies joining as a new member on drums.

Following the release of their debut album ‘Permission To Land’, which hit the Album Chart Number One spot, The Darkness have been honoured with a string of awards including an Ivor Novello, four Kerrang! Awards, two Metal Hammer Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award and even an Elle Style Award for being the ‘Most Stylish Band’!  Celebrating the 12th Anniversary of their legendary number one debut album ‘Permission To Land’ – which garnered the band 3 Brit Awards – are still broadly representative of the band’s signature sound.

2015 sees the band release their  fourth album,  provisionally titled Cliffhanger, scheduled for release in March 2015. It follows the band’s 2012 comeback Hot Cakes, and also marks the debut of the band’s new drummer, Emily Dolan Davies, who replaced founding member Ed Graham in late 2014.

Dont miss The Darkness perform their outstanding live show when they play Whelan’s.

Expect powerful, muscular rock riffs leavened with lyrics that are often deceptively funny or unexpectedly touching, all delivered in what is unquestionably one of the most distinctive voices in rock.

Check out their amazing live performance of  ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ at Download Festival last year….


€22.50 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).